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Monday, 21 March 2016

A-Z Challenge 2016: Theme Revealed

A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal 3-21-2016 
Take a nostalgic look back with 
 "Remember When...."  -
Memories from Childhood and Beyond  
I am a family history enthusiast, based in Scotland, sharing my interest on my blog Family History Fun. Family history is so much more than names and dates, but all about discovering stories. It is the richness of the detail in our family stories that make them so fascinating to ourselves and (hopefully) interesting to others.
Until I started writing my blog in 2011, I never saw my personal memories as part of my family history. Joining the network site Geneablogers changed all that, as I followed prompts such as "The Book of Me", "52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy", "Sharing Memories", and "Life's a Journey"

It it is an experience that is enjoyable, nostalgic, at times poignant, often fun, as I looked back on episodes from my own childhood.

 How often have I envied family historians who have a family diary or a journal from the past - an invaluable, personal heirloom to see the writing and and read the words penned by an ancestor. How often have I wished I had written down the anecdotes told by my parents and aunt.

So here is a call to Action 
Leave a legacy for your children and grandchildren by sharing and compiling  a record 
of your own personal memories.

I will be asking questions and posting prompts 
for you to consider.  

Enjoy the Challenge   

Here is a taster-
From Books, Babyhood, Birthdays & Brownies, Christmas, Crafts & Cars, Dress & Dolls, Events, Food, Games & Grandparents, Houses, Hair, & Halloween, Interests, Journeys, Kitchens, Music & Movies, Names, Occupations, Plays & Performances, Queen's Coronation, Radio & Religion, School & Sports, Toys, Teachers, Technology & TV, Vacations, Weddings, Winters and War .................

You will have more topics to add.

So do join me on this A-Z Journey of
" Remembering When....."

Thank you for your interest



  1. Ooh, this sounds superb! I shall definitely be reading this!

  2. Oh Susan, we are definitely on the same wavelength. We could even have written each other's announcement! I see you are covering multiple topics per letter. I might have to do that too because I have lots of ideas for some letters and of course almost nothing for others. See you in April!

  3. I've always enjoyed your challenges before, but this might be my favorite! Can't wait!

  4. This is great!!! Can't wait!!!

  5. Looks like a good A-Z! I look forward to seeing what you come up with this year.

  6. Sounds like fun, Susan! I look forward to your posts ~Lori~

    Lori @ As the Fates Would Have It
    Lori @ Promptly Written

  7. I look forward to reading :)

    I will be looking out for U and Z too

  8. Since retiring two years ago, family history and personal memoir has become a passion for me. I look forward to following this series!

  9. Thank you to everyone for their interest. Enjoy reading more during this yesr's A-Z Challenge, and good luck with your own contributions.

  10. People often don't write down their stories, and some part of our collective history is lost from generation to generation. Great that you are recording yours. Best of luck with the challenge.
    Ninja Minion, A-Z 2016

  11. You are involving others also by encouraging to answer your questions or write similarly about them. Good.
    Good to visit your site as a part of my A to Z visits. My theme Blog Promotion
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    Welcome to A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2016 - Co-Participant - Nrao - NRao Blogs
    NRao Blogs - 2016 A to Z Challenge Blog Posts
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